9 Reasons to Try New Things This Year

Is your life stale? Do you do the same stuff, day in, day out. Trying new things will get your mind thinking and your body moving. Don’t spend another year doing the same old, same old. Try new things!

Studies have shown that people who are willing to take healthy risks and try new things live happier and healthier lives. Trying new things makes you a more interesting individual. You’ll likely become more outgoing and successful if you’re willing to get away from the monotonous norm.

The greatest innovators in the world are successful because they’re willing to continually try a variety of new things. The greatest inventions, discoveries, and entertainment come from those who are willing to do something different.

Where Would We Be Without Innovators?

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. – Walt Disney

I believe in trying new things on a regular basis. I like to focus on finding and developing creativity. Nothing starts that process better than trying new things.

9 Reasons to Try New Things This Year

  1. You’ll Gain Skills: Each time you try something new, you gain new skills. Whether you start drawing or gardening, there’s a learning curve. As you learn, you gain skills you’ll be able to use for the rest of your life.
  2. You’ll Be Exhilarated: Trying something new is exciting. I remember when I first started playing the guitar. At first, it was hard. But once I started getting the hang of it, I couldn’t wait to come home every day to discover new chord progressions.
  3. You’ll Gain Confidence: With passion and skills comes confidence. You’ve probably met people who are very confident about the things they practice. That’s because practice leads to confidence. Try something new and gain more confidence.
  4. One Thing Leads to Another: Two summers ago, I landscaped my yard. Last summer, I planted a vegetable garden. Then I created a small zen garden. Now I’m studying the art of growing bonsai trees. You see? One thing leads to another.
  5. You’ll Kill Boredom: Do you ever get bored? Trying new things will kill boredom. Instead of coming home and having nothing to do, you can start working on your masterpiece or your next delicious recipe.
  6. Personal Growth: I push myself to be a better human being. Trying something new helps you to grow. You begin to see new connections and possibilities. You develop new talents. I never thought I’d write books and create successful blogs, but I did. I do these things not only for myself, but to help others. That’s good growth.
  7. You Can Share: Sharing your talents with others is rewarding. You can help others while feeling pretty good about yourself. When you learn a new hobby, you can teach it to others. Wouldn’t you like to help other people gain new talents and skills?
  8. You’ll learn: Starting something new might not be easy. You’ll certainly make mistakes. You might feel like you suck. But if you stick with it, you’ll learn from your mistakes. You’ll improve. That will make you feel good about yourself. You’ll also have new skills that could help make you a better parent, friend, or employee
  9. It’s fun: If nothing else, you should try something new simply to keep life interesting and have fun.

A Classic Ted Talk From Matt Cutts

Make this the year that you make a commitment to try new things. Why not promise yourself that you’ll try something you never thought you’d do. You could start painting, writing, or designing clothing. After all, you’ll never know until you try.

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